Archive for workers’ compensation claim

Two Construction Workers Killed In Queens Accident

George Smith, 47, of Brooklyn and Alessandro Ramos, 43, of Queens, were killed on a construction site after a 6,500-pound steel beam fell from a crane, officials said. The incident happened at an in-progress apartment complex at 81-10 134th Street in Briarwood.   The beam was lifted four…

Two Workers Rescued From Scaffolding Collapse In UES

Two workers were rescued from a collapsed scaffolding at a high rise on 98th Street and Lexington Avenue in the Upper East Side, according to reports.   It is not clear if there were any injuries. Emergency responders arrived at the scene at around 10:15 a.m. They were…

Window Washers Rescued After Being Stranded On Scaffolding

Two window washers were rescued after their scaffolding malfunctioned and stranded them on the 17th story of a building in downtown Manhattan, sources said. The incident happened at 33 Maiden Lane around 9:50 a.m., officials said.   The pair of men were cleaning the outside windows of the…

Worker Killed By Falling Plank At West Village Construction Site

Louis Mata, 32, of Port Chester, was killed when he was struck by a fallen wooden plank at a construction site, police said. He was hit on the premises of the 421 Hudson Street construction site, around 5 p.m., fire officials said.   Mata was brought to Lenox…

Construction Worker Critically Injured After Fall In Flatiron

A construction worker was critically injured after he fell five stories from a condominium construction site and was impaled on the steel rebar below, according to reports. The accident happened at 34 West 17th Street and 6th Avenue in the Flatiron District on Wednesday morning.   The unidentified…

Fire Officials Rescue Workers After Inwood Scaffolding Collapse

FDNY crews rescued four construction workers when the scaffolding they were on collapsed at an upper Manhattan work site, officials said.   The workers were on a six-story apartment building at 44 Seaman Avenue in Inwood at 11:45 a.m. when the main cable of the scaffolding snapped, officials…

Construction Worker Injured From Scaffolding Accident In Staten Island

A construction worker was critically injured after he fell from the scaffolding of a commercial building at 1111 Victory Boulevard in Staten Island. The New York City Buildings Department issued a stop-work order on the building at the request of an inspection by the New York Police Department….

Construction Worker Falls To Death From UES Co-op Building

A construction worker died after falling 13 floors from a scaffolding at the Sherman Towers co-op building on the Upper East Side on Tuesday afternoon, according to reports.   The 30-year-old man, who has not yet been identified, fell from the scaffold on the 14th floor of the…

Workers’ compensation benefits falling

Workers who suffer work-related injuries face a double whammy: not only do they have medical bills to pay, but they are hurt and cannot work. To solve this problem, New York offers workers’ compensation, a system by which workers receive money to help them recover from on-the-job injuries….

How to file a workers’ compensation claim

Many New Yorkers make it their entire career without suffering a serious on-the-job injury. For everyone else, it is essential to know how to file a workers’ compensation claim. To file a claim, injured workers need to fill out and submit the proper paperwork. The correct form —…

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